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Misleading electorate no more easy for parties!
Ramgarh Sector (Indo-Pak Border), December 26
Gone are the days when mere promises by the political parties could mislead the electorate. Voters these days are aware and conscious, irrespective of the area they reside in.

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Women queue up for voting outside a polling booth at Gulabgarh village in Jammu. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma

Ration meant for BPL families sold in open market
Kishtwar, December 26
Recovery of huge quantity of ration meant for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families once again negates the tall claims of the authorities to streamline the functioning of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) department.


Here, a class VI student can’t write her name in English
Qasba (Poonch), December 26
The state government may be spending huge money to provide “education to all” even in the remote areas, however, at Government Middle School, Qasba, a VIth standard student cannot write her own name in English.

Mumbai Heat
New Year celebrations to be a low-key affair
Jammu, December 26
The Mumbai terror attack has poignantly evoked “nationalist sentiment” as the people here observed Christmas by paying tributes to the departed souls. Besides this, the city residents have decided to keep December 31 a low-key affair as a mark of solidarity with Mumbai.

NO GALA FESTIVITIES: Residents light candles at St Garrison Church in Jammu on the eve of Christmas. Photo: Inderjeet Singh

Ban on SMS
Greeting cards back in vogue
Jammu, December 26
Thanks to the ban on SMS service, the craze of sending greetings through cards among the youth and the student community is back in the state. Ever since the introduction of mobile phone and SMS facility a few years back, people had almost forgotten exchanging pleasantries through greeting cards.

Girls at a gift shop in Jammu for purchasing greeting cards for New Year wishes. Photo: Inderjeet Singh

STANDING TALL: A security personnel stands guard atop MAM College in Jammu that has been turned into an election counting centre. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma

Communication in Kashmiri language
A tough task for displaced children
Jammu, December 26
Even as Gyan Peeth Award to noted writer and critic Prof Rehman Rahi for the promotion of Kashmiri language might have elated some sections of the literary circles in Kashmir, a majority of the displaced children from Kashmir valley are unable to communicate in their mother tongue.

Terror knows no religion, says Sidhu
Takes on Cong for ‘neglecting’ Jammu
Jammu, December 26
Cricketer-turned-politician and BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu has said that no community in the country should be linked with terrorism and that terrorism is a menace that should be strongly dealt with a united face.

Digging work creates trouble
The ongoing digging work in narrow lanes and bylanes of the residential areas for laying underground cable or pipeline by some government agency has created a lot of trouble for city residents.



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